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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Getting lost in the crowd

You'd think that when you are among 300 bikes on a ride, you will make it to the end. Not.

Our local memorial ride last weekend had about 300 bikes, 400 people, and I was somewhere in the middle. The only Versys, perhaps that made a difference.

We set off down the highway and stopped after a half hour at a local pub. So far, so good, except nobody told the pub that there would be hundreds of people there for a half hour. They had two bar staff and a queue 300 bikes long.

Then off again. Back onto the highway, divert to a link road, onto the motorway. The destination was somewhere northwards, and I didn't know the area so I just followed the group I got in with among the motorway traffic.

We left the motorway, heading into the hills. Somebody turned off, two of them. I followed the leaders. Somebody else turned off. We took a left at a country intersection, somebody stopped. OK, he's the marker, I thought.

Steadily, everybody turned off until I could see the leaders up there in the traffic as we entered a town, then they got lost. It was now me who was lost.

I asked directions on how to get to some place I'd never heard of until that morning. I followed the directions, but needed to ask again a little later. This was not working.

The upshot was that I had a nice ride by myself for the next hour or so as I made my way home. And while everybody else was feasting up on BBQ sausages, I ended up with a cheese sandwich and falling asleep in front of the TV for the afternoon.

Just another day here in Dr.Shifty-land.

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I'm sorry, I don't mean to laugh at you Doc, but that is funny! How do you lose a group of 300+ bikes?



And not one single picture from your ride? Man that's almost worth banning you!!



At least you made it back home...





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I agree with Rick. Pics or it never happened
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Laugh away, Mr Bear. I tend to think of it more as 300 bikes losing me.

And to Schleppy, Even the official site doesn't have any pics
http://www.longriders.com.au/nsw/new...8&forumId=2486
Maybe it never happened at all, and the roads around here were filled with lone riders.

When I got home I googled Mt Sugarloaf. At least now I know how close I came.

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Hi Doctor Shifty,

You mentioned you were the only Versys. Good on you.
Show the bikers down under what they're missing.

Regardless whether in a group ride or not, being happy with your own ride is what puts a smile on your face.

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